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Lecture | Online webinar

Documenting Death | Adrienne Strong

Date
Tuesday 6 June 2023
Time
Explanation
Central European Time
Series
Unfolding Finitudes: Current Ethnographies of Aging, Dying and End-of-Life Care
Location
Online

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About the book

Documenting Death: Maternal Mortality and the Ethics of Care in Tanzania is an engrossing ethnographic account of the deaths of pregnant women in a Tanzanian hospital with limited resources. Anthropologist Adrienne E. Strong untangles the reasons Tanzania has had so little sustained success in reducing maternal mortality rates, despite global development support, through an exploration of everyday ethics and care practises on a local maternity ward. Growing administrative pressures to document good care serve to undermine good care in practise while putting frontline healthcare workers in jeopardy of moral and ethical repercussions. Maternal health emergencies highlight the vulnerability of hospital social relations and accountability systems, which continue to result in the deaths of pregnant women.

About Adrienne Strong

Dr. Adrienne Strong is a medical anthropologist and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida and affiliate faculty with the Center for African Studies and the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research. Her research focuses on the conditions and dynamics of care in biomedical health care facilities. This began with an interest in maternal mortality in hospital settings and has expanded to include scholarly interests in obstetric violence, gendered dynamics in the nursing profession and care provision in biomedical settings, health system financing from an ethnographic perspective, accountability, pain management practises, care theories, and empirical/everyday ethics.

 

Cover of Documenting Death
Cover of Documenting Death
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